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Photographic Composition by David Page, Richard D. Zakia

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5

Clarity

Descent

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Richard D. Zakia

Praying Mantis

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Peter Wach

Simplicity
Complexity
Ambiguity
Puzzling
Illusion
Exercises

Simplicity: The simplicity of this photograph calls your full attention to the praying mantis positioned on a clear ball that nearly blends with the background. Arriving at such simplicity can be difficult. Considerable time, planning, and patience were needed to create this photo. The detail and clarity are amazing. It even looks as if the mantis were posing for a portrait. The structure of the insect’s compound eyes creates ...

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